Dear Richmond County District Attorney's Office:
STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK -- I have an issue that I was told to submit to your office by the New York State Attorney General's Office. This issue concerns the questionable, and possibly illegal, conduct of the Woodbrooke Estates Condominium Section 1 Board of Managers. The Treasurer of the Board of Managers, Anita Chalfen, refuses to comply with sections of New York State Real Property Law Article 9B (Condominium Act) Sections 339-v and 339-w. Specifically, Ms. Chalfen refuses to hold elections for seats on the Board of Managers and she refuses to hold annual homeowner meetings as required by law. In fact, I have heard that annual homeowner meetings and elections for seats on the Board of Managers haven't been held since the sponsor turned over the development to the homeowners association in the mid-1980's! Additionally, Ms. Chalfen refuses to allow the inspection of condominium books of receipts and expenditures, and we have never received an annual report from her! Because of Ms. Chalfen's refusal to abide by provisions of State Law, I can only assume that, not only do improprieties exist in the books of our condominium, but there is also the possibility of criminal wrongdoing on her part. I would like to request that you look into this matter, and if your office has jurisdiction, I would like to request that you conduct an investigation of the Woodbrooke Estates Condominium Section 1 Board of Managers in general and the conduct of Ms. Chalfen in particular. Thank you very much for your anticipated assistance and cooperation!